The Class of 1916
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So, on through the years to follow,
The times we are yet to see,
On through the golden future,
And the wondrous days to be,
May there ever remain beside us,
As a shield from peril to hide us,
As a star to the truth to guide us,
St. Mary's, our love for thee.
When afar in the golden future
In the days we have longed to see
When out in the world we have wandered
To work, and to strive, and to be,
May the lives that we live be a token
Of a loyal faith yet unbroken
Of the tender love that's unspoken,
St. Mary's, we bear to thee.
May the deeds that we do proclaim us
Thy daughters in truth to be.
May we follow thy precepts and teachings
Still happy and glad and free.
May our stand for the right be securer,
May our thoughts and our acts be surer,
May our hearts and our lives be purer,
St. Mary's, for love of thee.
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St. Mary's! wherever thy daughters may be
They love thy high praises to sing,
And tell of thy beauties of campus and tree
Around which sweet memories cling;
They may wander afar, out of reach of thy name,
Afar, out of sight of thy grove,
But the thought of St. Mary's aye kindles a flame
Of sweet recollections and love.
Beloved St. Mary's! how great is our debt!
Thou has cared for thy daughters full well;
They can never thy happy instructions forget,
Nor fail of thy virtues to tell.
The love that they feel is a heritage pure;
An experience wholesome and sweet.
Through fast rolling years it will grow and endure;
Be a lamp and a guide to their feet.
May the future unite all the good of thy past
With the best that new knowledge can bring.
Ever onward and upward thy course! To the last
Be thou steadfast in every good thing.
Generations to come may thy fair daughters still
Fondly think on thy halls and thy grove
And carry thy teachings — o'er woodland and hill —
Of earnestness, wisdom, and love.
H. E. H., 1905.
On May 12, 1842, the Rev. Dr. Aldert Smedes opened St. Mary's to its first
On MarcK 10, 1897, the "Trustees of St. Mary's School, Raleigh, N. C," having
received a charter from the State, the Board met, organized, and arranged
to take over the School from Dr. Bennett Smedes.
On September 1, 1907, the Rev. George W. Lay assumed the Rectorship of the
In 1917 will therefore occur:
(1) The 75th Anniversary of the Opening of the School.
(2) The 20th Anniversary of the Church Ownership of the School.
(3) The 10th Anniversary of the present Rectorship.
Besides these, 1917 marks the 50th Anniversary of "Miss Katie's" connection with
the School, which would in itself be enough to set aside the year as a special
Thus the year 1917 will be indeed a memorable one at St. Mary's and for St.
Mary's, and will be marked by events fitting the celebration of its many
The Semi-Centennial of the School was celebrated very happily at the Commence-
ment of 1902.
The Hundredth Birthday of the Founder was celebrated appropriately on April
It is expected that Alumnae Day, 1917, will be a time of even greater celebration.
St. Mary's has been in large measure
the life-work of Mrs. Mary (Johnson)
As "St. Mary's girl" "before the War"
she was inspired with the spirit of Dr.
Smedes, and later as teacher and aid to
the Drs. Smedes in a multitude of ways,
she in her turn imparted the spirit to
many of the girls of later years.
When the Church purchased the School
she became Agent of the Trustees and
did invaluable work in raising the neces-
sary funds and in building up the School.
She has always been active in Alumnse
affairs and on her retirement from the
active Presidency of the Alumnae Associ-
ation in 1911 was made Honorary Presi-
dent for life.
"Love, Sweetness, Goodness
in her person shin'd."
In February, 1917, "Miss Katie" will
have completed fifty years of continuous
work in residence at St. Mary's. In
February, 1867, she became a boarder in
the School and her work has continued
uninterruptedly, first as student and then
Miss Kate McKimmon
'To do good and to distribute of your love
And of your strength to them that need, that
Has been your life. "
St. Mary's Alumnae Association
Honorary President Mrs. Mart Iredell, Raleigh
a ™ .. T7- D „..„,f Mrs. I. McK. Pittenger, Raleigh
Honorary V,cc-Pres,denls | Mbs Bebsie g MEDES Lea ' K| We « t Durham
President Mrs. Walter Grimes, Raleigh
Vice-President Miss Lucile Morchison, Wilmington
Secretary Miss Kate McKimmon, St. Mary's
Treasurer Mrs. Ernest Cruikshank, Raleigh
Mrs. Chas. Baskeeville, New York City, until 1916
Mrs. David Elias, Columbia, S. C, until 1916
Miss Susan Franks Iden, Raleigh, until 1917
Mrs. Elizabeth McC. Snow, Raleigh, until .1917
Miss Emilie W. McVea, Cincinnati, O., until 1918
Miss Minnie Leart, Elizabeth City, N. C, until 1918
and the officers ex officio
The Alumnae Association of St. Mary's was established in 1880 and meets an-
nually at Commencement. It has done effective work in aiding the progress of
the School and grows yearly stronger and more vigorous.
The Alumna? Chapters meet in their several towns and cities on November 1st,
All Saints, which is celebrated as Founders' Day, and on May 12th, the date of the
first opening of St. Mary's, which is observed as Alunmee Day.
The most important special work accomplished by the Alumna? Association has
been the establishment of the Smedes Memorial Scholarship, to the memory of the
Founder and his son, the second Rector of St. Mary's; and the rebuilding of the
Chapel. Its present special work is the fund for establishing the Mary Iredell and
the Kate McKimmon Scholarships.
The Board of Trustees
Rt. Rev. Jos. Blount Cheshire, D.D., Chairman Raleigh, N. C.
Rt. Rev. Wm. Alexander Guerry, D.D Charleston, S. C.
Rt. Rev. Junius M. Horner, D.D Asheville, N. C.
Rt. Rev. Thomas C. Darst, D.D Wilmington, N. C.
Clerical and Lay Trustees
Rev. M. A. Barber, Raleigh
Rev. Isaac W. Hughes, Henderson
Col. Chas. E. Johnson, Raleigh
Mr. W. A. Erwin, Durham
Rev. J. E. Ingle, Henderson
Dr. R. H. Lewis, Raleigh
Mr. D. Y. Cooper, Henderson
Mr. Graham Andrews, Raleigh
Rev. R. B. Drane, D.D., Edenton Rev. T. P. Noe, Wilmington
Mr. Frank Wood, Edenton Mr. Geo. C. Rotall, Goldsboro
(until 1921) (until 1918)
Rev. T. T. Walsh, Yorkville Rev. L. G. Wood, Charleston
Mr. P. T. Hatne, Greenville Mr. T. W. Bacot, Charleston
(until 1917) (until 1917)
Rev. R. N. Willcox, Hendersonville Rev. H. Norwood Bowne, Tryon
Hon. Wm. A. Hoke, Lincolnton Mr. F. A. Clinard, Yadkin Valley
(until 1918) (until 1917)
Rt. Rev. J. B. Cheshire, D.D., Chairman
Col. Chas. E. Johnson Dr. R. H. Lewis
Hon. W. A. Hoke Mr. George C. Rotall
Mr. D. Y. Cooper
Dr. K. P. Battle, Jr.
History of St. Mary's
St. Mary's School was founded in 1842 by the Rev. Aldert Smedes,
D.D. The present location was first set apart as the site for an Epis-
copal School in 1832 when the present "Grove" was purchased for the
establishing of a school for boys. This was not successful and the prop-
erty passed back into private hands.
Dr. Aldert Smedes was conducting a successful girls' school in New
York City when in 1842 Bishop Ives met him and laid before him the
opportunity in his North Carolina diocese. Dr. Smedes determined on
the effort; came to Raleigh with a corps of teachers; gave St. Mary's its
name and threw open its doors on May 12, 1842.
From the first the school was a success and for the remainder of
his life Dr. Smedes allowed nothing to interrupt the work he had under-
taken. During the War between the States St. Mary's was at the same
time school and refuge for those driven from their homes.
On April 25th, 1877, Dr. Smedes died, leaving St. Mary's to the
care of his son, Rev. Dr. Bennett Smedes, who carried on his father's
work as a sacred trust.
All this time St. Mary's was a Church School in the truest sense,
but it was a private enterprise, and permanence required that it have
a corporate existence, so in 1897 Dr. Bennett Smedes proposed to the
Diocese of North Carolina that the Church should take charge of the
School. The offer was accepted and in the fall of 1897 a charter was
granted by the General Assembly.
Dr. Bennett Smedes, who had long wished for this disposition of
St. Mary's, continued as Rector until his death on February 22nd,
1899. To succeed him the Trustees called the Rev. Theodore DuBose
Bratton, Rector of the Church of the Advent, Spartanburg, S. C, and
a teacher of long training. In September, 1899, Dr. Bratton took
charge and for four years administered the affairs of the School very
successfully. In May, 1903, he was chosen Bishop of Mississippi. In
September, 1903, the Rev. McNeely DuBose became Rector and the
School continued its useful career under his devoted care for four
years, until he resigned in May, 1907, to resume parish work. Since
September, 1907, the School has prospered under the fifth Rector, the
Rev. George W. Lay.
Faculty and Officers of St. Mary's
Rev. George W. Lay, D.C.L Rector
Miss Eleanor W. Thomas Lady Principal
Ernest Cruikshank Secretary and Business Manager
Rev. George W. Lay Bible, Ethics and Pedagogy
(A.B., Yale, 1882; B.D., General Theological Seminary, 1885; D.C.L., University of the
South, 1915. Master in St. Paul's School, Concord, N. H., 1888-1907. Rector of St. Mary's,
Eleanor W. Thomas English and Literature
(A.M., College for Women, S. C, 1900; B.S., Columbia University, N. Y., 1913. St.
Mary's, 1900-'04; 1905-'12; 1913—)
William E. Stone History and German
(A.B., Harvard, 1882. Principal Edenton, N. C, Academy, 1901-'02; Master in Porter
Academy, Charleston, 1902-'O3. St. Mary's, 1903—)
Ernest Cruikshank Psychology and Current History
(A.B., Washington College, Md., 1897; A.M., 1898; graduate student Johns Hopkins
University, 1900. St. Mary's, 1903—)
Marie Rudnicka French
(Cours de l'Hotel de Ville, Paris. Instructor in St. Mary's College, Dallas, 1907-12.
St. Mary's, 1912—)
Helen Urqtjhart Latin
(A.B., Mt. Holyoke, 1910. Instructor St. Mary's, 1910-'13; Winthrop College, 1913-'14.
St. Mary's, 1914—)
Frances Ranney Bottum Science
(San Diego, Cal., Normal College, 1910— '11; graduate St. Mary's, 1912; summer student
Teachers' College, Columbia University, 1913-'14. St. Mary's, 1912—)
Jewett Snook : . Mathematics
(A.B., Wellesley College, 1910. Teacher in the Berwick School (Va.), 1910-'12; St.
Mary's Seminary (Md.), 1914-'15. St. Mary's, 1915—)
Janet B. Glen English and Italian
(Lake Erie College, Paincsville, O.; Cornell University; summer student University of
Chicago, 1911; R. Scuola di Recitazioue, Florence, Italy, 1910; summer student, Junta
Para Ampliacion de Estudios, Madrid, 1912-13. Teacher in Oberlin College, 1887-91;
Rye Seminary, New York, 1899-1908; The Leete School, New York City, 1911-14; St.
Mary's 1894-'97; 1916—)
Florence C. Davis Elocution
(B.O., Emerson College, Boston, 1906; Elmira College; Posse Gymnasium. St.
Mabel H. Baeton Physical Training
(Graduate Sargent Sohool, 1914. St. Mary's, 1914—)
Lucy Elizabeth Robins Preparatory School
(Graduate State Normal School, Farmville, Va., 1909; teacher in Wakefield, Va.,
Schools; Bristol, Va., Schools. St. Mary's, 1913—)
Kate McKimmon Primary School
Student and teacher at St. Mary's since 1861.)
Martha A. Dowd, Director Piano, Theory, History of Music
(Graduate of St. Mary's, 1884; pupil of Kursteiner, Sophus Wiig, Albert Mack. St.
Mary's, 18S6— ; Director of Music, 1908—)
R. Blinn Owen Organ, In charge of Voice
(M.Mus., Detroit School of Music; pupil of Zimmermann, Mazurette, Theo. Beach of
Detroit; Kreutschmar, in New York, Ellison Van Hoose. Teacher in Detroit and New
York; private teacher in Bluefield, W. Va., and Greensboro, N. C, 1906-'09. St. Mary's,
Nelly Agatha Phillips Piano
(Graduate New England Conservatory of Music, 1912; pupil of Carl Baerman. St.
Beatrice Muriel Abbott Violin
(Pupil of Van Hulsteyn at Peabody Conservatory, Baltimore, 1903-'06; of Sevcik in
Prague, 190G-'09; first diploma, Conservatory of Music, Geneva, Switzerland, 1911.
Instructor in Wells College; in Columbia College, S. C. St. Mary's, 1913—)
Rebecca Hill Shields Piano
(Graduate St. Mary's, 1910; certificate in Piano, St. Mary's, 1910; certificate, Virgil
Piano School, New York, 1912; Passifern, 1911-'13. St. Mary's, 1913—)
Zona May Shull Voice
(Certificate in Voice, St. Mary's, 1911; diploma, 1912; certificate in Piano, 1912. Pupil
of Blinn Owen; pupil of Ellison Van Hoose. Assistant in St. Mary's, 1911-'12; private
teacher, Bluefield, W. Va., 1913. St. Mary's, 1913—)
Ebie Roberts Piano
(English Certificate, St. Mary's, 1903. Pupil in Piano, of James P. Brawley, Blinn
Owen; in Harmony, of John A. Simpson; in Organ, of Wade R. Brown. Private teacher.
St. Mary's, 1913—; Organist, 1913-'14.
Louise Seymour Piano
(Graduate New England Conservatory, 1911-'12. St. Mary's 1914—)
Clara I. Fenner, Director Drawing, Painting, Design, etc.
(Graduate Maryland Institute School of Art and Design; special student Pratt Insti-
tute, 1905; special Btudent in Paris, 1907. Director of Art, St. Mary's, 1892-'96; 1902—)
Florence C. Davis, Director Elocution, Dramatic Art
(B.O., Emerson College, Boston, 1906; Elmira College (N. Y.); Posse Gymnasium,
Boston; private studio, Elmira; substitute teacher, Miss Meteall's School, Tarrytowrj,
1908; teacher, Heidsville Seminary (N. C), 1909-'ll. Director of Elocution, St. Mary's
Lizzie H. Lee Stenography, Typewriting and Bookkeeping
(Director of the Department, 1896 — )
Juliet B. Sutton Assistant
(St. Mary'e, 1898—)
Household Arts Department
Hazel A. Metcalf Domestic Science, Domestic Art
(Associate, Lewis Institute, Chioago, 1913. St. Mary's, 1913—)
Rev. George W. Lay Rector
Miss Eleanor W. Thomas Lady Principal
Miss Lillian Fenner Housekeeper
(Assistant Housekeeper, St. Mary's, 1911-'13; Housekeeper, 1913 — )
Mrs. Edith C. Holmes Assistant Housekeeper
(Certificate Domestic Science, St. Mary'e, 1915: Assistant Housekeeper, 1915 — )
Mrs. Janet L. Bottom Matron of the Infirmary
(St. Mary's, 1916—)
Dr. A. W. Knox School Physician
(St. Mary's, 1907—)
Ernest Cruikshank Secretary and Business Manager
Miss Lizzie H. Lee Bookkeeper
Miss Juliet B. Sutton Stenographer
Miss Margaret H. Bottum Clerk
(Graduate St. Mary's. 1915—)
Mrs. Mart Iredell Agent of the Trustees
Tomorrow, when the sun's
First brilliant rays
Have put to flight the lingering
Stars of dawn,
Our lives shall turn, and seek
In unknown ways
The new life, leave with sadness
That now gone.
Together, for the last time
We shall hear
The pealing of the bells
So clear, so strong,
Then shall we bid adieu
To friends held dear,
And turn aside to paths
Now broad, now long.
Now, the portals of tomorrow
Stand so close
And still within them spreads out
What mortal man ne'er sees,
Nor ever knows,
The glowing, silent future,
Then, dawn of near tomorrow,
And with your golden rays
So dazzling bright,
Oh, cast upon our separate
Paths at dawn
Your clear, your ever faithful
F. R. G.
The Class of 1916
Colors: Green and White
Flower: Marechal Neil Rose
Motto: Facta non Verba
Mary Auning Floyd, President
Fannie Makie Stallinqs, Vice-President
Katherine Wimberly Bourne, Prophet
Frances Royer Geitner, Poet
Josephine Savilla Wilson, Historian
Class Adviser: Mr. Chuikshank
Katherine Wimberly Bourne, Tarboro, N. C.
Annie Sutton Cameron, Hillsboro, N. C.
Mary Aunino Floyd, St. Stephen's, S. C.
Selena Emma Galbraith, Waverly Mills, S. C.
Frances Royer Geitner, Hickory, N. C.
Rena Hoyt Harding, Washington, N. C.
Susan Elizabeth Lamb, Henderson, N. C.
Fannie Marie Stallings, Suffolk, Va.
Josephine Savilla Wilson, San Louis Potosi, Mexico
Helen Cherry Wright, Boardman, N. C.
Mary Auning Floyd
St. Stephens, S. C.
Class President, '15
Secretary, Alpha Rho, '15
Secretary, Muse Club, '15
Commencement Marshal, '15
Inter-Society Debater, "15
Class President, '
Chairman, M use Club, '16
Selena Emma Galbraith
Waverly Mills, S. C.
And those around her from her shall
The perfect ways of honor."
'She is of so free, so kind, so apt, so
The Class of 1917
Colors: Lavender and purple
Motto: Aim high, but reach higher
Alice Cohn Latham, President
Emma Hudgins Badham, Vice-President
Elmtra Jenkins, Secretary
Virginia Caroline Allen, Treasurer
Virginia Caroline Allen, Raleigh, N. C.
Emma Hudgins Badham, Edenton, N. C.
Frances Horn Cheatham, Henderson, N. C.
Janet Fairlet, Rockingham, N. C.
Elmyra Jenkins, Roanoke Rapids, N. C.
Golda Fat Judd, Raleigh, N. C.
Alice Cohn Latham, Plymouth, N. C.
Eva Irene Peele, Williamston, N. C.
Eleanor Relyea, Washington, D. C.
Annie Huske Robinson, Toccoa, Ga.
Nellie Cooper Rose, Henderson, N. C.
Motto: Climb though the rocks be rugged
Katharine Drane, President
Elizabeth Coreitt, Vice-President
Laura Beattt, Secretary-Treasurer
Faculty Adviser: Mr. Stone
The Glass of 1918
Flower: Blackeyed Susan
Elspeth Askew, Farmville, N. C.
Sarah Bacon, Savannah, Ga.
Laura Beattt, SudlersviUe, Md.
Mart Bleaklet, Augusta, Ga.
Sarah Borden, Goldsboro, N. C.
Violet Brat, Tryon, N. C.
Elizabeth Corbitt, Henderson, N. C.
Katharine Drane, Edenton, N. C
Elizabeth Folk, Raleigh, N. C.
Caroline Holmes, Asheville, N. C.
Henrietta Morgan, Pittsboro, N. C.
Lois Puqh, Savannah, Ga.
Lillian Riddick, West Raleigh, N. C.
Marion Smith, Raleigh, N. C.
Alma Spencer, Fairfield, N. C.
Rubt Thorne, Kingstree, S. C.
Colors: Scarlet and gray ■ Flower: Scarlet Poppy
Motto: He who conquers, conquers himself
Josephine Myers, President
Estelle Ravenel, Vice-President
Frances Hillman, Secretary-Treasurer
Faculty Adviser: Miss Sutton
J. Norm an
Colors: Pink and baby blue Flower: Lily of the Valley
Motto: Not yet, but soon
H. R. Copeland
Epssilon Alpha Pi Literary Society
Colors: Green and gold Flower: Jonquil
Motto: Esse quam videri
Advent Term Easier Term
Helen Wright President Rena Harding
Fannie Stallinqs First Vice-President Josephine Wilson
Alice Latham Second Vice-President Helen Wright
Rena Harding Secretary Alice Latham
Elizabeth Corbitt Treasurer Elizabeth Corbitt
Inter-Society Contest Winners
Rena Hott Harding, Senior Essay Josephine S. Wilson, Story
Alice Cohn Latham, Chief
Martha Wright Elmtra Jenkins
Dr. Lay Miss McKtmmon Miss Edith Holmes
Miss Lee Mr. Owen Miss Margaret Bottom
Harding, R. H.
Faculty Adviser: Mr. Cruikshank
Sigma Lambda Literary Society
Colors: Purple and gray Flower: Yellow Jessamine
Motto: Lit with the sun
Advent Term Easter Term
Eleanor Relyea President Eleanor Relyea
Annie Robinson Vice-President Katharine Dhane
Emma Badham Secretary Emma Badham
Rubie Thorn Treasurer Annie Robinson
Katharine Drane Critic Sara Borden
Frances Cheatham Historian Frances Cheatham
Laura Beatty Senior Teller Dolores Holt
Jacksonia Watt Junior Teller Ethel Yates
Inter-Society Contest Winners
Annie Huske Robinson, Essay Katharine Drane, Essay
Sara Shellman Bacon Katharine Parker Drane
Miss C. Fenner
Miss L. Fenner
Allen, V. C.
Sugg, M. E.
Faculty Adviser: Miss Thomas
Alpha liho Literary Society
Colors: Garnet and gray
Motto: Facta non verba
Fhances Geitner, President
Sue Lamb, First Vice-President
Estelle Ravenel, Second Vice-President
Frances Hillman, Secretary
Nellie Rose, Treasurer
Josephine Myers, Senior Teller
Clara Maedre, Junior Teller
Inter-Society Contest Winner
Annie Sutton Cameron, Poem
Nellie C. Rose Estelle Ravenel
Copeland, H. A.
COPELAND, H. R.
Freeman, A. M.
Faculty Adviser: Miss Bottom
The Inter-Society Debates
Since the organization of the Literary Societies the special feature
of their work each year has been the Inter-Society Debates, held an-
nually each spring. In the twelve years ending with 1912-'13, the
Sigma Lambda Society was victorious in eight of these joint debates,
and the Epsilon Alpha Pi Society in four debates.
With the organization of the Alpha Rho Society in 1912 the
Joint Debate gave place to a series of three debates, each society
debating the other two. In 1914, Alpha Rho triumphed in both
debates, and Epsilon Alpha Pi defeated Sigma Lambda. In 1915,
Epsilon Alpha Pi won both debates and Sigma Lambda defeated
In this — the Shakespearian year — the debates were omitted in
favor of a Celebration of the Shakespearian Tercentenary, and, in
cooperation with the English Department, all under the general direc-
tion of Miss Thomas, the Societies gave their best efforts to the
Shakespearian Inter-society Contest on April 10th, and the Shakespear-
ian Festival on May 1st.
In the Contest, the Sigma Lambda Society was pronounced the
winner. There were thirty-two papers submitted, about evenly di-
vided among the three Societies. The individual winners were:
(1) Best Poem: Annie S. Cameron, '16, Alpha Rho
(2) Best Story: Josephine S. Wilson, '16, Epsilon Alpha Pi
(3) Senior Essay: Rena H. Harding, '16, EpBilon Alpha Pi
(4) Junior Essay: Annie Huske Robinson, '17, Sigma Lambda
(5) Sophomore Essay: Katherine Drane, '17, Sigma Lambda
Annie S. Cameron, '16
Rena H. Harding, '16
Epsilon Alpha Pi
Josephine S. Wilson, ' 16
Epsilon Alpha Pi
m S3 a.
Annie H. Robinson, '17
Katharine Drane, '18
Winners of the Shakespearian Contest
Besides the Faculty Production of "Alice in Wonderland," which,
of course, marks any year as "set apart," the Shakespearian Tercen-
tenary Celebration is the great distinctive feature of the year. It was
with a certain sense of relief that for this one season the debates were
laid aside and every one entered wholeheartedly into the preparation
for the celebration. This was divided into three parts. First, there
was a Shakespearian literary contest under the direction of the three
Literary Societies meant to conserve the spirit of rivalry engendered
by the Debates. The culmination of this Contest was a public inter-
society meeting held in the Auditorium on the evening of April 10th,
and at this meeting were read the winning contributions. In this
contest Alpha Rho led in the poetry, having the four best poems; Ep-
silon Alpha Pi came out as first winner in a story and one essay; and
Sigma Lambda was winner of two essays and second in a story and
essay, thus proving herself the victor.
The second part of the Celebration was the Tercentenary Festival
itself, which was held under the direction of Miss Thomas and the
three Literary Societies, and was considered by many people to be by
far the prettiest thing ever given at St. Mary's. The Festival was
held in the Grove on the slope back of the Auditorium on the night of
May 1st and was a most wonderful success. Every one in the School
took part, dressed in Elizabethan costume, and the merry gathering
of Lords, Ladies, and gaily-dressed villagers made a bright scene not
soon to be forgotten.
The third part of the celebration was the Commencement Play,
"As You Like It," given by the Dramatic Club under the direction
of Miss Davis.
The girls of 1916 feel that it has been a privilege to be able to have
a part in the great Tercentenary Celebration, which is this year being
observed throughout England and America, and the many festivities
centering around its observance at St. Mary's mark a very bright
spot in the memories of the year.
A. S. C.
The Shakespeare Tercentenary
Annie S. Cameron, '16.
What a hurrying and a scurrying
And a running 'round is seen,
What a scrambling into smocks and cloaks,
What a donning Lincoln green ;
In all this wild confusion, if the people don't look out
"A Comedy of Errors" it will prove without a doubt.
See the madcap throng approaches,
At the head a motley fool
With his parti-colored trappings,
Bells and bauble, all to rule.
You may take it "As You Like It,"
But this frolic seems to be
The very spirit of old England
On a May Day holiday.
Now the trumpets flare and flourish,
And "The Tempest" of wild sound
Shakes the crowd with merry laughter,
And they reel in dances round,
And the "Merry Wives" and yeomen,
Country lad and lass, with glee,
Join together in the dances,
In the songs and minstrelsy.
But a sudden hush has settled,
The great dignitaries near
Here approach "Two Noble Kinsmen,"
The most important, it is clear,
For the people bow before them
And the trumpets blare once more,
And 'twould be "Love's Labor Lost" to try
To speak above that roar.
When the uproar has Bubsided
And a slight hush come again,
The players are presented —
They are just hard-handed men —
But in "Pyramus and Thisbe"
They excel themselves, 'tis true,
Are applauded by the people and
The dignitaries too.
Then "Measure for Measure" reels the dance,
And the merry dancers seem
Hardly real or existing,
But a bright "Midsummer's Dream,"
Or, like an old tradition
Which is heard throughout the land,
Like a "Winter's Tale" of May Day
As it's kept in Fairyland.
Now, no doubt you really wonder
At the cause of all these dreams,
"Much Ado About Nothing"
Perhaps to you it seems.
But we're gathered here to honor
Great Will Shakespeare; for the rest
If "All's Well That Ends Well"
It has been a great success.
(One of the winning poems in the Shakespearian ConteBt of April 10, 1916)
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Saint Mary's School Library
The Junior Auxiliary
Miss McKimmon, General Directress
St. Margaret's Chapter St. Agnes' Chapter
(West Wing) (East Wing)
Miss Urquhart Directress Miss Glen
Eleanor Reltea President Katharine Drane
Violet Bray Secretary Nellie Rose
Virginia Allen Treasurer Frances Cheatham
St. Catherine's Chapter
Miss Thomas Directress Miss Shull
Fannie Stallings President Josephine Myers
Rena Harding Secretary Deborah Hitchcock
Susan Lamb Treasurer Ellen Lay
St. Anne's Chapter
Miss Shields Directress Miss McKimmon
Alice Latham President Mildred Collins
Frances Hillman Secretary Bertha Albebtson
Catherine Gilmer Treasurer Agnes Pratt
Miss Sutton Directress
Ethel Yates President
Mary English Vice-President
Allene Taylor Secretary
Eva Peele Treasurer
The Woman's Auxiliary
Mrs. Lay President
Misa Sutton Vice-President
Miss Thomas Treasurer
Miss McKimmon Secretary
Sigma Athletic Association
Colors: Red and white
Anne Robinson, President
Elizabeth Corbitt, Vice-President
Emma Badham, Secretary-Treasurer
Nancy Woolfoed, Basketball Captain
Violet Brat, Tennis Captain
E. Dorse y
R. E. Robbins
Mu Athletic Association
Colors: Dark blue and white
Anne Brinlet President
Josephine Wilson Vice-President
Alice Latham Secretary-Treasurer
Master Ernest Cruikshank, Jr., Mascot
H. A. Copeland
H. R. Copeland
E. A. Lay
E. B. Lay
A. C. Timberlake
Granddaughters and Great-granddaughters
of St. Mary's
Motto: Lest we forget
Colors: Light blue and white
Song: Auld Lang Syne
President Katharine Wimberly Bourne
Secretary-Treasurer Emma Hudgins Badham
Sara Shellman Bacon, Savannah, Ga.
d. of Sallie Shellman, of Savannah
gd. of Sarah Bennett, of Savannah
Emma Hudgins Badham, Edenton
d. of Lucy Bond, of Edenton
Elizabeth Baker, Raleigh
Katharine Baker, Raleigh
ds. of Katharine Haywood, of Raleigh
gds. of Mary Boylan, of Raleigh
ggds. of Mary Kinsey, of Raleigh
Sarah Elizabeth Borden, Goldsboro
gd. of Georgia Whitfield, of Goldsboro
Katharine Wimberlt Bourne, Tarboro
d. of Maria Clark, of Tarboro
Adelaide Botlston, Raleigh
d. of Adelaide Snow, of Raleigh
gd. of Betsy Boylan, Raleigh
ggd. of Mary Kinsey, of Raleigh
Frances Cheatham, Henderson
d. of Cornelia Alston, Warren County
Katharine Chews, Raleigh
d. of Katharine Sutton, Raleigh
Janet Fairley, Rockingham
d. of Sallie Shaw, of Rockingham
Mary Fetter, Raleigh
gd. of Mary Wright, Edenton
Elizabeth McMorine Folk, Raleigh
gd. of Martha Martin, of Edenton
ggd. of Elizabeth McMorine, of Edenton
Mary Hoke, Raleigh
gd. Catherine Alexander, Lincolnton
Mamie DeRossett Holt, Fayetteville
gd. Elizabeth Nash, of Hillsboro
Adeline Edmonds Hughes, Henderson
gd. of Alice Swann
ggd. of Penelope Wiley
Isabelle Hay Jones, Raleigh
d. Mary Seaton Hay, of Raleigh
gd. of Minnie Branch, of Raleigh
Constance Kent, Petersburg, Va.
gd. of Constance Williams, of Society Hill, S.
Mary Strange Morgan, Raleigh
gd. Marguerite Tucker Butt, of Hertford
Sylbert Pendleton, Raleigh
d. of Elizabeth Busbee, of Raleigh
gd. of Sallie Smith, of Scotland Neck
Margaret Raney, Raleigh
d. of Kate Denson, of Raleigh
gd. of Matilda Cowan, of Wilmington
Lillias Shepherd, Raleigh
d. of Lilla May Vass, of Raleigh
Margaret Elizabeth Springs, Waverly Mills, S. C.
gd. of Elizabeth Morris, Wilmington
Allene Hargrove Taylor, Townsville
gd. of Mary Grice, Washington
Josephine Macon Thomas, Waynesville
d. of Josephine Smith, of Raleigh
Agnes Cotten Timberlake, Raleigh
d. of Agnes Cotten, of Cottendale
Rebecca Wall, Hillsboro
d. of Annie Collins, of Hillsboro
Mary Wilson, Raleigh
d. Mary Turner, of Raleigh
gd. of Love Root, of Raleigh
Sara Louise Wood, Edenton
d. of Elizabeth Badham, of Edenton
Elizabeth Woolcott, Raleigh
d. of Maud Young, of Raleigh
The Muse Club
Mary Auning Floyd, '16 Chairman
Annie Sutton Cameron, '16 Editor-in-Chiej
Katharine Wimberly Bourne, '16 ) B«««»« Marwaers
Fannie Marie Stallinqs, '16 \ business Managers
Alice Cohn Latham, '17 Secretary
Virginia Allen, '17 Selena Galbraith, '16 Annie Robinson, '17
Emma Badham, '17 Frances Geitner, '16 Nellie Rose, '17
Violet Bray Rena Harding, '16 Rubie Thorn, '17
Sarah Borden Elmyra Jenkins, '17 Frances Tillotson
Frances Cheatham, '17 Susan Lamb, '16 Josephine Wilson
Elizabeth Cokbitt Eva Peele, '17 Helen Wright, '16
Katharine Drane, '18 Lois Pugh Martha Wright
Eleanor Relyea, '17
Miss Frances Bottom Miss Zona Shull
Miss Rebe Shields Miss Margaret Bottom
Miss Elizabeth Lay
Mr. Cruikseank, Director
Courtney Crowther as the Duke of Ephesus; Josephine Wilson as Mgon; Adele
Stigler and Anne Brinley as the two Antipholuses; Robena Carter and ^'irt Jordan
as the two Dromios; Matilda Hancock as Angelo; Lois Pugh and Eliza Davis i
the Merchants; Lanie Hales as Pinch; Ruby Bartholomew as Aemilia; Elizabeth
Carrison as Adriana; and Adelyn Barbee as Luciana.
The Dramatic Club
Josephine Wilson, President
Frances Tillotson, Secretary-Treasurer
Frances Geitner, Business Manager
Mr. R. Blinn Owen, Director
Lay, E. B.
The Kodak Club
Katharine Bourne, President
Caroline Holmes, Secretary-Treasurer
Motto: "Things as they are.'
A vague, haunting sadness broods over the earth;
The forest's green banners are furled
And the blue haze of Autumn like incense of prayer
Hangs over the golden world.
A spirit of quiet and rest is abroad,
And wild-throbbing nature lieB still,
For peace rests over the russet field
And over the purple hill.
Dim memories are stirred by these golden days,
Vague longings, and wistful regret,
For the eve of the year, with its gentle appeal,
Stirs man's soul, that he may not forget.
A. S. C, '16
A Summer Night
The fire-fly flits through the gloaming,
And his wee shining spark is alight.
The wind murmurs low in the hollows,
Crooning wild, tender songs of the night.
The stars, tiny lamplets, are twinkling;
The radiant moon is abeam,
And meadow and fen-land are shimmering,
In her pale, misty light all agleam.
The meadows, dew-drenched, breathe forth perfume,
And afar o'er hollow and hill,
Wind blown through the dim, misty silence,
Comes the cry of the lone whippoorwill.
O'er all things a sweet stillness broodeth,
The world is asleep and adream,
While afar in the wide peaceful heavens,
The moon and the bright starlets beam.
A. S. C, '16
Annie Cameron, President
Frances Cheatham, Secretary-Treasurer
Katharine Bourne, Tarboro
Elizabeth Corbitt, Henderson
Frances Cheatham, Henderson
Annie Cameron, Hillsboro
Elizabeth Dorset, Henderson
Aline Hughes, Henderson
Eliza Knight, Tarboro
Margaret Gold, Greensboro
Elmyra Jenkins, Roanoke Rapids
Valette Jones, High Point
Mattte Sinclair, Rockingham
Gertrude Merreuon, Greensboro
Henrietta Morgan, Pittsboro
Agnes Pratt, Madison
Janet Fairley, Rockingham
Alltne Taylor, Townsville
Catherine Gilmer, Charlotte
Virginia Staten, Charlotte
Sarah Wiley, Southern Pines
Frances Sears, Raleigh
Elizabeth Waddell, Manchester
East Carolina Club
Rena Harding President
Emma Badham Secretary
Alice Latham Treasurer
Lucile Anderson, Wilson Clara Mardre, Windsor
Elspeth Askew, Farmville Margaret Marston, Kinston
Emma Badham, Edenton Helen Mason, Kinston
Sadie Braxton, Kinston Novella Mote, Greenville
Hattie A. Copeland, Kinston Sue Northrop, Wilmington
Hattie R. Copeland, Kinston Jane Norman, Halifax
Nettie Daniels, New Bern Clara Paul, Washington
Roberta Dixon Ayden Lola Paul, Grantsboro
Katharine Drane, Edenton Eva Peele, Williamston
Katharine Elliott, Wilmington Sara Rawlings, Wilson
Kena Hoyt Harding, Washington Jacque Smith, Wilson
Mamie Holt Fayetteville Katharine Stewart, New Bern
Dolores Holt, Wilmington Minnie E, Sugg, Greenville
Charlotte Howard, New Bern Virginia Williams, Wilson
Alice Latham, Plymouth Sara Wood, Edenton
Helen Laughinqhouse, Greenville Helen Wright, Boardman
Martha Wright, Boardman
A call to me comes in the evening wind
From mountain and hill and plain,
'Neath the tinted skies
Where the red sun dies,
And the Btars creep forth again.
Down through the ages of by-gone days
Unto the years to be,
It is ringing still
Over vale, and hill,
Over the world to me.
And my heart leaps up with an answering cry
Born of this call of old,
And with wild desire
My heart is on fire,
Under the skies of gold.
Oh, for a voice to carry it on,
To send it forth again,
In words of flame
This message that came,
Over the world to men.
To see and be silent! Hear and be dumb!
Barren of words and weak!
Yet to know and to feel
Life's throbbing appeal —
Ah, but for a voice to speak!
A. S. C, '16
The Calendar, 1915-16
Seventy-fourth opening of the School
Reception to the New Girls. Parlor. 7:30
Sigma Lambda Reception. Parlor. 8:30
Dr. and Mrs. Lay's Reception to the Faculty
Athletic Party. Gymnasium
E. A. P. Reception. Muse Room. 8:00
Inter-Society Meeting. Parlor. 7:30
"Thursday Talk." Miss Thomas
Knox-Emerson Concert. City Auditorium
Alpha Rho Reception. Muse Room. 8 :00
Faculty Recital. Auditorium. 8:30
"Thursday Talk." Mrs. W. J. Jones of Salemburg
First Peace-St. Mary's Concert. Frances Ingram.
Auditorium. 8 :30
Gilmer-Sorrentino Concert. City Auditorium
Annual Track Meet
October 24, Saturday:
October 28, Thursday:
October 30, Saturday
October 31, Sunday:
November 1, Monday:
November 2, Tuesday:
November 4, Thursday:
November 5, Friday:
November 6, Saturday:
November 8, Monday:
November 11, Thursday:
November 13, Saturday:
November 15, Monday:
November 20, Saturday:
Hallowe'en Party to the Muse Club. Muse Room
"Thursday Talk." Miss Dowd
Founders' Day Celebration
All Saint's Day
First Basketball Game
"Thursday Talk." Dr. Brewer of Meredith
Miss Thomas Entertains the Juniors
Miss Thomas Entertains the Seniors
Junior Basketball Game
"Thursday Talk." Dr. Lay
Alfred Noyes. At Meredith College
" The Birth of a Nation. " Academy
Mrs. and Miss Lay Entertain the Seniors at the
Faculty Recital. Auditorium. 8:15
Senior-Sophomore Party. Muse Room. 8:00
Junior-Freshman Party. Parlor. 8:00
Mr. Stone Entertains the Seniors
Inter-Society Meeting. Parlor. 7:30
Miss TiUinghast's Talk
Preaching Mission. Rev. Mr. Barber
Junior Basketball Game
Second Sigma-Mu Game
University N. C. Dramatic Club. Auditorium. 8:30
Dramatic Club Play. "Green Stockings." Audi-
Muse Party. Muse Room. 8:00
Private Expression Pupils' Christmas Entertainment
Christmas Tree. "Alice in Wonderland"
School began after the holidays
Lee's Birthday; Inter-society Meeting.
Peace-St. Mary's Concert.
Freshman Party to the Juniors
Sophomore Party to the Seniors
Valentine Party. Parlor. 8:00-9:00
Colonial Ball. Parlor. 8:00-9:00
Chapel Hill Glee Club. Auditorium. 8:00
Miss Abbott's Recital. Auditorium. 8:00
Ash Wednesday. Lenten Quiet begins
Organ Pupils Recital. Chapel. 5:30
Certificate Recital. Martha Wright. Piano,
Certificate Recital. Helen Wright. Organ. Chapel
Passion Sunday. Bishop's visitation for Confirma-
Inter-Society Shakespearean Contest. Auditorium.
Easter Egg Hunt. 7:00
Certificate Recital. Jane Norman. Elocution. Aud-
Fourth Annual Junior-Senior Banquet. Muse Room.
St. Cecelia Concert. Auditorium. 8:30
Certificate Recital. Martha Wright. Voice
Fifth Annual School Party. Parlor. 8:15
Diploma Recital. Mary Floyd. Piano. Auditor-
Certificate Recital. Lois Pugh. Elocution. Audi-
Alumnae Day. Seventy-Fourth Anniversary
Annual Recital of Chorus. 8:15
Annual Recital of the Elocution Department. "As
You Like It." Auditorium. 8:15
Commencement Sermon. Rev. Mercer P. Logan,
D.D., Rector of St. Paul's Church, Charles-
ton, S. C. Chapel. 11:00
Alumnae Service. Chapel. 5 :00
Class Day Exercises. Grove. 11:00
Annual Exhibit of the Art Department. Studio. 3 :00
Annual Alumnae Meeting. Parlor. 4:30
Annual Concert. Auditorium. 8 :30
Rector's Reception. Parlor. 9 :30
Graduating Exercises. Auditorium. 11:00
Annual Address. Mr. James H. Dillard,
Closing Exercises. Chapel.
"And then to breakfast with what appetite you have — " — 7:30 a. m.
"For my own part, it was Greek to me." — N . Philosophy.
"If you have tears, prepare to shed them now." — The Last Day.
"The weakest goes to the wall." — The Mail Line.
"A beggarly account of empty boxes." — The Post Office.
"Eyes, look your last! Arms, take your last embrace!" — The Last Day.
"O wearisome condition of humanity." — Study Hall.
"Get money; still get money, boy; no matter by what means." — Collectors.
"The Slough of Despond." — Restriction.
" — moved slowly through the mind
By day, and were a trouble to my dreams. " — Examinations.
"Thus sung, or would, or could, or should have sung." — The Choir.
"It has a strange, quick jar upon the ear." — The Rising Bell.
"A greater power than we can contradict
Hath thwarted our intents." — The Restricted.
"Her whose worth makes other worthies nothing.
She is alone. " — Miss Thomas.
"Who steals my purse steals trash." — Monday Nights.
"What fates impose, that men must needs abide." — Units.
"I like your silence, it the more shows off
Your wonder." — Miss Thomas.
"Pleasure and action make the hours seem short." — Mondays.
"He sits high in all the people's hearts." — Afr. Cruikshank.
"The clock upbraids me with the waste of time." — Senior Hall.
"O how full of briers is this workaday worldl" — Tuesdays.